St George Real Estate Market Conditions Reports and Opinions

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Sept. 10, 2013

Bloomington St George Utah

Bloomington, St George Utah Neighborhood Information

Bloomington is a neighborhood within the St. George, Utah city limits. Because the neighborhood is so large, locals refer to the area simply as "Bloomington." Those who are not residents or new visitors to St. George may believe Bloomington is a town, or a city however, it is only a neighborhood. It's located on the south side of St. George, bordering the SunRiver area close to Interstate 15.

Bloomington is one of the oldest, more established neighborhoods, offering historical attributes. The area was formerly known as the Town of Atkinville, however in the 1960's, due to the town's inability to incorporate itself, it became part of St. George. The neighborhood is built in a circular pattern, which surrounds the beautiful Bloomington Country Club Golf Course. There are, however, streets and cul-de-sacs located away from the golf course. This creates a very diverse neighborhood, as you can have a home on the golf course, or perhaps you will prefer to be a distance away from it. Most lot sizes are fairly large at .25 of an acre. There are lot sizes that are over half an acre and there is also the "Bloomington Ranches" area which offers beautiful homes on lots at or above a full acre. Horse privileges are available in some areas of Bloomington.

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Posted in Buyers, Sellers
June 22, 2013

St George Utah Property Tax Information

St George Property Tax InformationWhen purchasing property in St George, real estate property tax questions always become a question buyers want information about. 

How Much Are Property Taxes in St George Utah?

The exact amount of the taxes varies depending on exactly where you purchase (school district fees and exact rates will vary in different areas). However, as a rule of thumb, you can estimate the taxes at about 1% of the assessed value LESS any exemptions (more on that in a moment). The assessment comes from the county and it is NOT based on your purchase price, however should YOU disclose that price to the assessor they may take that into consideration (Utah is a non-disclosure state so the purchase price does not become public record—this is why venues such as Zillow’s “Zestimate” is typically inaccurate, do not use Zillow Zestimate for property in St George). The assessor will monitor area values and if the values should rise or fall, your property value will be assessed accordingly and you will be sent a summary each year.

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Posted in Buyers, Sellers
May 21, 2013

St George Real Estate Market Report May 2013

Seemingly overnight the inventory of homes for sale in St George Utah has jumped up dramatically. Take a look at the chart below showing the number of active single family homes for sale in the greater St George area:

St George Utah Real Estate Market Report

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Posted in Buyers, Sellers, Statistics
April 9, 2013

SunRiver St George Home For Sale

SunRiver St George Home For Sale UNDER $170,000

Sunriver St George resale homeLISITING DETAILS:

1377 W COUNTRY CLUB Drive St George, UT 84790
MLS # 13-145055
Price: $169,900
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: 2 Car (extra deep)
Square Footage: 1,128

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Posted in Buyers, SunRiver
April 9, 2013

St George Home For Sale in Legacy Subdivision

Home For Sale in Legacy St George

Legacy Home For SaleLISTING DETAILS:

661 WINDSOR Drive St George, UT 84770
Price: $243,900
MLS # 13-145275
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garage: 2.5 Car
Square Footage: 1,954

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April 9, 2013

Home for Sale in Sunriver Reflections 55+ Gated Community

SunRiver Home For Sale in Reflections Gated Community

SunRiver Reflections gated 55+ communityLISTING DETAILS:

2152 RIVER OF FORTUNE Drive St George, UT 84790
REDUCED!! Price: $599,000
MLS # 13-143719
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Garage: 4 Car
Square Footage: 3.082

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Posted in Buyers, SunRiver
April 9, 2013

St George Housing Market Update April 2013

St George Real Estate Market Conditions

The St George Utah real estate market is moving full steam ahead. It’s time to take a look at the market report and I’ll offer real estate statistics, news, and opinions for the Southern Utah housing market. Currently (4-9-2013) there are 1,014 ACTIVE homes listed for sale in Greater St George (this includes St George, Washington, Ivins, and Santa Clara) this number is comparable to last year. There are 412 homes pending, which is very high and more proof in the rebounding housing market in St George. In SunRiver there are currently 59 homes for sale, which is a bit lower than typical (last year at the same time there were 74 homes for sale). There are 13 pending homes in SunRiver.

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Feb. 22, 2013

St George Utah News and Market Conditions

It’s the final two days for the Parade of Homes in St George for 2013, it’s been a wonderful turn out and home sales in Southern Utah have surged during the month of February. As of today, there are 1,088 active homes for sale in St George (including Santa Clara, Ivins, and Washington Utah) and there are 332 that are PENDING with 159 homes going pending as of February 1st. There were 164 homes that closed in the month of January, and since we are already approaching that number only 22 days into February it’s likely that February residential home sales will top 200. Take a look at this one year comparison for home sales in greater St George from January 2012 to January 2013.

St George Utah Sold Home Report

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Posted in Buyers, Statistics, SunRiver
Feb. 18, 2013

Farm Land For Sale In Southern Utah

Hurricane Utah Farm for Sale and Ranches for Sale in St George and Southern Utah (THIS PROPERTY HAS SOLD)

Hurricane Utah Farm For SaleSOLD  I was lucky enough to tour this amazing ranch for sale in Hurricane Utah last week. This farm is truly one of a kind and has the ability to offer not only an amazing return for farming purposes but also a resort like home to enjoy. The farm is almost 37 acres and this is a real working farm. The owner may choose to work the farm and turn a healthy profit or lease the land to local growers who will take some of the burden off maintenance while offering some income back to the owner. This Hurricane Utah Farm has proven to be one of the top agricultural sites in South Fields. If you are looking for a ranch or horse property in Southern Utah this Hurricane property has plenty of room and the ability to accommodate ranch style living.

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Posted in Buyers
Feb. 5, 2013

SunRiver St George Market Conditions

Sunriver St George Homes For SaleSunriver in St George Utah is a 55+ active adult community. There are approximately 1700 homes within the subdivision, so it’s the largest adult community of its kind in Southern Utah. Home prices in SunRiver start in the 130,000’s for their smaller homes around 1000sqft and prices go all the way up to $1 million for the high end homes typically available in Reflections or on the golf course. Homes that will fetch the higher price tag will often come with a superior view, however most homes in the gated section of Reflections typically start at $500,000.

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Posted in Statistics, SunRiver